May 9, 2001
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Harmonic Inc. (Nasdaq:HLIT) today announced that Cox Communications, Inc. (NYSE:COX) has selected a suite of Harmonic fiber optic solutions to support multiple system upgrades throughout Oklahoma and Kansas. The on-going plant rebuilds will serve over 800,000 subscribers once completed, and will include Cox's first rollout of a DWDM architecture. Harmonic's PWRBlazer Scaleable nodes, return path receivers, METROLink DWDM, and PWRLink 1310 transmission platforms will enable Cox to deploy a variety of next-generation broadband services.
"Harmonic's architectural and optical expertise were deciding factors for us," said Hugh McCarley, vice president, engineering and technology, Cox Communications, Inc. "Harmonic has an extremely solid base of optical solutions, and is providing some real innovation in the architectural space. The combination resulted in a very compelling offering."
"Cox is a forward-thinking and strategic broadband communications company," said Patrick Harshman, president, Harmonic Broadband Access Networks division. "We are pleased to have been selected for Cox's first rollout of DWDM, and we look forward to working with them as they bring next-generation interactive services to America's heartland."
Cox Communications Inc.
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